Centre County PA Information


Centre County Subdivisions

Centre County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 161,463
Population in Households 142,008
Population in Familes 93,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,455
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 60,171
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 32,307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 66,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,068 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,103 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,370 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $207,876
Average Home Value $255,551


Median Household Income $50,500
Average Household Income $70,095
Per Capita Income $27,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.47%
Households 0.71% 0.63%
Families 0.53% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Centre County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centre County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 69th
Population Density1 # 34 51st
Diversity Index2 # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 27 61st
Per Capita Income # 21 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.